“We’re going the the zoo..ooo..ooo, How about you…ooo..ooo?” We’ve read so many great zoo books these past few weeks I thought I’d share some more here. In this book by Tom Paxton and Karen Lee Schmidt, fun illustrations give life to Paxton’s familiar folk song about the zoo. One warning, it’s virtually impossible to read this book without singing the words.
Two children simply tell what they saw at the zoo in this book by Jan Ormerod. The illustrations are charming and simple. David liked it because in the end, what they liked best was seeing the sparrows building a nest.
This wordless book by Alison Jay is deceptively simple. A family of four walks through a zoo where the animals and people freely mix. At the end a series of prompts leads you back on a seek and find through the pictures. You can see an ostrich being chased by a zookeeper in each painting and follow a hat as it travels through the zoo.
“If you hang around the cages at the zoo,
And you’ll learn a thing or two.
From the feathered booty of the cockatoo
To the hairy haunches of the caribou
Some are smooth
Some are shiny
Some are swimming in the briny
No one tries to hide his heinie at the zoo.”
A book about animals at the zoo, that has more synonyms than you can imagine for heinie, in rhyme? What’s not to love about this hilarious book by Ayun Halliday? According to my boys, nothing!
As always, check out Read Aloud Thursday at Hope Is the Word for more great read aloud ideas.